The Benefits of R32 Refrigerant in Mitsubishi Heat Pumps

Considering investing in a new Mitsubishi heat pump? There’s one crucial element you might not have given much thought to – the R32 refrigerant. This refrigerant has stirred excitement among heat pump specialists, and here’s why it should capture your attention as well. The impact of R32 extends beyond your immediate comfort, reaching into environmental sustainability and optimising your heat pump’s performance.

The Heart of Heat Transfer

The exterior unit of your heat pump absorbs heat from the cold air outside and transfers it into your home, ensuring a warm and cosy environment (and can reverse this process in summer to cool your home). The linchpin in this process is the refrigerant within the heat pump – the medium responsible for facilitating heat transfer. Until recently, many refrigerants posed environmental threats, contributing to ozone depletion and global warming. Enter R32, a refrigerant that not only mitigates these concerns but also enhances the efficiency of the entire heat pump system:

Energy Efficiency Boost

R32 has the potential to reduce electricity consumption by up to 10% when compared to other refrigerants. This means not only a warmer home but also a more energy-efficient one, aligning with the growing focus on sustainable living.


Officially recognised as having Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), R32 ensures that its use leaves no adverse impact on the ozone layer. This environmentally conscious feature sets it apart from its predecessors.

Lower Global Warming Potential

R32 is officially acknowledged for its Reduced Global Warming Potential (GWP), with only one-third of the global warming potential of the traditional R410-A refrigerant used in older heat pump models. This marks a significant step forward in reducing the carbon footprint associated with heating and cooling systems.

Elevating Heat Pump Efficiency

With the integration of R32 refrigerant in new-model Mitsubishi heat pumps, we witness a transformative leap in efficiency and eco-friendliness. While conventional refrigerants already positioned heat pumps as superior heating sources compared to alternatives like wood burners and electric heaters, R32 takes this superiority to new heights.

A Pledge for Cosy, Sustainable Living

No other heat source can match the combination of benefits offered by a heat pump – low energy consumption, high energy output per pound invested, convenience, ease of operation and effective heating or cooling. And now, with the introduction of R32 refrigerant, these benefits have reached unprecedented levels.

To ensure temperature control while contributing to a greener planet, get in touch with Fonko today to find out more about heat pump installation for your property.

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